INNOVATION IN EXTENSION: University of Missouri

The following describes an innovation.

Region: North Central

Main contact information for this innovation: Bev Coberly

Main contact job title / position: Assoc. Vice Prov./Assoc. Dir.

Main contact number: 573/882-7477

Main contact email address:  coberlyb@missouri.edu

Innovation name: Program Integration

Brief description of innovation as provided in online survey: This program focuses on integrating Extension's 5 traditional program areas, integrating those areas with 9 non-credit continuing education areas, integrating all programs with research and integrating program delivery with on-campus and off-campus faculty.


The following describes an innovation.

Region: North Central

Main contact information for this innovation: Alison Copeland

Main contact job title / position: Assistand Program Director - 4-H Youth Development

Main contact number: 573-882-8807

Main contact email address:  copelanda@missouri.edu

Innovation name: Youth Futures

Brief description of innovation as provided in online survey: This is a program to develop youth and encourage/assist inner city youth (many of whom are minorities)understand and navigate attending college. The program also helps youth determine their strengths and interests and gives them leadership skill development


The following describes an innovative person.
Region: North Central

Contact information for this innovator: Bev Coberly
Job title / position: Assoc. Vice Prov./Assoc. Dir.

Contact number: 573/882-7477

Email address: coberlyb@missouri.edu

Brief description of innovator as provided in online survey: She has taken an innovative approach to program development and staffing called Program Integration


The following describes an innovative person.

Region: North Central

Contact information for this innovator: Ina Linville
Job title / position: Program Director, 4-H Youth Development

Contact number: 573-882-7430

Email address: linvillei@missouri.com

Brief description of innovator as provided in online survey: Ina is truly innovative in her approach to youth development in the areas of STEM education and research-based youth development


The following describes an innovative person.

Region: North Central

Contact information for this innovator: Don Nicholson
Job title / position: Transition Leader - Teams

Contact number: 573-248-7736

Email address: nicholsond@missouri.edu

Brief description of innovator as provided in online survey: Don Nicholson has a very innovative approach to team work and team development as well as professional development to enhance individuals as both leader and team member of self-directed teams.